A new post from “War of the Worlds” scsreenwriter Josh Friedman is a rarity these days. His hilarious blog, “I find your lack of faith disturbing,” was a must-visit when he would post weekly, but posting went slack as he got busy. Now that he’s on the picket line, he’s got some time:
“Since I visited with you last I have shot a pilot and eight episodes of television on my wonderful little art house show we like to call “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” (Those of us in the know call it “Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles” for short.) Unfortunately, I’ve only locked picture on the pilot and each one of those other eight precious little diamonds is now sitting uneasily in an editing bay like a toddler whose parent has passed out on the couch from too much Vicodin.
In this case, the couch is the picket line and the Vicodin is my vow that I will do NO WORK on my show until the strike is finished. No writing, no editing, no sound mixing, no casting, no notes calls, no publicity, no NOTHING.
What will happen to our work of the last year? Couldn’t tell you. Ask the AMPTP. It’s their show now, along with a hundred other shows whose creators and showrunners have chosen to walk the picket line instead of doing their producer duties.
— Michael Jones
EXT. STUDIO – ALL DAY [I find your lack of faith disturbing]